Downloading, unpacking and listening to your
audio book is simple if you follow this guide...

Tips on downloading and extracting your audio book

Welcome to Your Audio Book


MadeGlobal Publishing provide our audio book downloads in one single “Zip” file and as “m4b” audio book files for your convenience. You’ll be emailed a unique download link for your book purchases which will cause your browser to download the book you have purchased.

Please select which audio type you wish to download as they are large files

“m4b” Book Files
(iTunes etc)


Your book has been split up into one or more m4b audio book files. These are self-contained audio files and contain all of the chapters of your book.

Downloading your “m4b” audio book


When you click on the link within your purchase email, your computer will open a browser (eg. Safari, Internet Explorer) and begin your download. Some computers will prompt you where you want to save the audio book, others select a standard place for downloads.

For Windows, the standard place for downloads to be saved is C:\users\your name\downloads and on an Apple computer this is typically the downloads directory in Macintosh HD/Users/
your name/Downloads
(or Dock).

Tips for Download

  • remember that audio books are LARGE files and will take several minutes to download
  • select somewhere memorable on your computer to save your download so that you can find it to extract the audio book later
  • your download file/s will have the name <bookname>.m4b

Listening to your Audio Book


“m4b” book files will play directly in your device. Simply double click on the m4b file to play the audio book.

“Zip” Book Files
(other audio players)


A Zip file is sometimes called an “archive” file. The Zip file itself is really just a container… it holds the real audio book files inside it. The purpose behind the Zip file is transportation and storage.

Downloading your “zip” audio book


When you click on the link within your purchase email, your computer will open a browser (eg. Safari, Internet Explorer) and begin your download. Some computers will prompt you where you want to save the audio book, others select a standard place for downloads.

For Windows, the standard place for downloads to be saved is C:\users\your name\downloads and on an Apple computer this is typically the downloads directory in Macintosh HD/Users/
your name/Downloads
(or Dock).

Tips for Download

  • remember that audio books are LARGE files and will take several minutes to download
  • select somewhere memorable on your computer to save your download so that you can find it to extract the audio book later
  • your download zip file will have the name <bookname>.zip

Extract the “zip” book


Your .zip file cannot be played as it is – you need to extract the contents first.

  1. Navigate to the directory where you saved your .zip download
  2. Right click(Win)/cmd click(Mac) on the file and select Extract All (Win)/Open With > Archive
    Utility(Mac)
  3. After extraction, you will have an un-zipped directory of the audio book in the same directory where you saved the .zip file. This contains all of your audio book chapters etc.

Tips for “zip” extraction

  • Make sure the download file has completely finished before attempting to extract the audio book
  • On some web browsers you can check the status of a download using CTRL+j(Win) or View > Show
    Downloads(Mac)

Listening to your Audio Book


We have included a special file <book title>.m3u within the audio book directory which is a playlist for the audio book. It allows your audio player to play the whole book in the right order without you having to select each track individually.

Within your extracted audio book directory there are also audio files, chapter.mp3. These can be played directly using your normal audio player (iPod, Windows Media Player, iTunes etc).

Audio Book Tips

We strongly suggest you double click on the <book title>.m3u file within the extracted
audio book directory to listen to your book as this will be the simplest way to enjoy your book.

Final Thoughts/ Trouble Shooting

If you have any problems with your download, unzipping or listening to your audio book, we’re here to help. Simply contact us using the contact form and we’ll get you sorted! (Please let us know which book you purchased, what happened, and what problems you are having)

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